Collect

One 2.7 mL Sodium Citrate (Blue) Tube

Pediatric Collection

Fill 1 pediatric 1.8 mL Sodium Citrate (Blue) tube.  You must immediately invert the tube 10 times.

Unacceptable Conditions

Aliquot type not properly identified, not Frozen, clotted specimen

Storage/Transport Temperature

1 mL plasma Frozen

Stability (from collection to initiation)

Ambient: 4 hrs (2 hrs if spun/uncapped); Frozen: One Week

Performed

Sun-Sat

Remarks

Draw one full light blue top Tube (blood-to-anticoagulant is critical). Refer to the link below for the 'Hemostasis/Thromobosis Specimen Collection' for processing information. Separate platelet-poor plasma from cells ASAP.

Hemostasis/Thrombosis Specimen Collection Guidelines

Department

Coagulation

Performed

Sun-Sat

Methodology

Clot-based, mechanical

Reference Interval

180 - 450 mg/dL

CPT Codes

85384
Collection

Collect

One 2.7 mL Sodium Citrate (Blue) Tube

Pediatric Collection

Fill 1 pediatric 1.8 mL Sodium Citrate (Blue) tube.  You must immediately invert the tube 10 times.

Unacceptable Conditions

Aliquot type not properly identified, not Frozen, clotted specimen

Storage/Transport Temperature

1 mL plasma Frozen

Stability (from collection to initiation)

Ambient: 4 hrs (2 hrs if spun/uncapped); Frozen: One Week

Performed

Sun-Sat

Remarks

Draw one full light blue top Tube (blood-to-anticoagulant is critical). Refer to the link below for the 'Hemostasis/Thromobosis Specimen Collection' for processing information. Separate platelet-poor plasma from cells ASAP.

Hemostasis/Thrombosis Specimen Collection Guidelines

Department

Coagulation
Ordering

Performed

Sun-Sat

Methodology

Clot-based, mechanical
Result Interpretation

Reference Interval

180 - 450 mg/dL

Administrative

CPT Codes

85384

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